Jim Morrison made a career of nodding off at inopportune moments. He passed out when the rest of the Doors were expecting him in the studio. He passed out in the studio. He passed out before concerts and after concerts. And sometimes, like on Sept. 15, 1968, he passed out during concerts -- onstage as the audience and his bandmates watched him collapse into an unwashed mound of rock-star excess.
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Legendary Doors guitarist Robby Krieger has been keeping busy in the wake of the passing of his former bandmate Ray Manzarek earlier this year. He recently wrapped up a series of tour dates with his latest endeavor, Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen, and according to Krieger, he’s in the process of cooking up some new tunes with that project that we might hear as soon as the end of this year.
A couple months ago, John Densmore hinted that he and his former Doors bandmate Robby Krieger had buried the hatchet after a long feud and were even considering doing a tribute show for Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May. Seems it wasn't just idle chitchat: Krieger now says that tribute concert could happen early next year.
Following up a classic debut album as well as a stunning sophomore effort is no easy task. Just ask the Doors. Their self-titled first album from 1967 was still riding high when the follow-up LP, 'Strange Days,' hit shelves at the end of the year. Things were moving quickly for the Los Angeles quartet. As 1968 approached, the band marched forward to work on their third album.
John Densmore and Robby Krieger were best friends when they were in the Doors, but then they started suing each other and their relationship turned sour. After more than a decade of animosity, they're reconnecting and may play a tribute to their former bandmate Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May.
The first of our June UCR Hall of Fame Semifinal round matches finds two legendary California-based bands -- the Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival -- pitted against each other. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
The Doors -- runners-up in our last two Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame elections -- get a third turn at bat, but face stiff competition in the form of the Band. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
News of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek's death sent grief through the rock community yesterday (May 20), with many of his peers sharing their sadness via social networks. Perhaps none was more keenly felt, however, than that of Manzarek's longtime musical partner, Doors drummer John Densmore.